Wellness Weekend with Lillie

When did we all get so busy (again)?

It makes keeping up good habits especially hard, but nourishing you body, exercising and sleeping well is a good place to start. With the launch of our new fabulous yoga ladies we'll dive into each of their yoga asana (pose) and check in on Abi's wellness journey. We'll share our tips, and we'd love you to share yours - let's inspire each other.

Let's do this together.

For Body & Soul

For Body & Soul

Meet Lillie

Yoga Pose: Lotus.

An important foundational pose in yoga. It's known to calm the mind and prepare you for deep seated meditation whilst stretching the knees, ankles, and hips, and also strengthening the spine and upper back. 

We love Lillie, her open pose and textural curves that symbolise harmonious calm. She serves as our daily reminder to take 5, and breathe deep.

Meet Lillie

Yoga Pose: Lotus.

An important foundational pose in yoga. It's known to calm the mind and prepare you for deep seated meditation whilst stretching the knees, ankles, and hips, and also strengthening the spine and upper back. 

We love Lillie, her open pose and textural curves that symbolise harmonious calm. She serves as our daily reminder to take 5, and breathe deep.

Break into a Sweat: Inspo from Abi's fitness journey.

"Since January, I’ve really tried to get into exercise and I try to work out 4 times a week. Generally I’ll rebound with weights and I tend to use both Bellicon.com and Sanfran fitness for workouts.  I’m also (although this is super recent) getting into barre exercises which I am really enjoying by glo.com.com. Sometimes with my bonkers biz it's hard to get motivated, but I have really made a conscious effort to push myself and my energy levels have definitely improved."

Abi's 3 tips to staying motivated:

Tip One

Get your work-out clothes out ready the night before so you don't have to search or think about them.

Tip Two

Knowing that I can devour my breakfast smoothie as soon as I've finished gives me something to look forward to.

Tip Three

Following a work out ensures that I do the full 40 minutes rather than my inner voice telling meI've had enough after 10 minutes!

Nourish

Nourish

"Recipes in the week for me have to be super speedy and nutrient rich. Things I can whip up quickly are packed with flavour and most importantly are easy to execute. Here’s whats on my radar this week."

Brussel Sprout Hash with Crispy Parmesan

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A super tasty dish from Chalkboard Magazine packed full of veggie goodness, it makes a great weekend breakfast as well as light supper and it's a fabulous way to use up any leftovers too. 

Ingredients

8 cups shredded veggies
¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese (about 1 ½ ounces)
2 to 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
¼ tsp fine sea salt

Method

Preheat the oven to 220°c with racks in the middle and upper third of the oven.

Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper to prevent sticking. On one of the prepared sheets, combine all of the shredded vegetables. Top with the Parmesan, 2 tablespoons olive oil and the salt. Toss until all of the vegetables are lightly coated in olive oil, adding another tablespoon of oil, if necessary.

Transfer half of the mixture to the other prepared baking sheet. Spread the mixture evenly over the pans.

Place one pan on the upper rack and the other on the middle rack. Bake until the hash is crisp and golden, 16 to 22 minutes, tossing and switching the pans halfway.

Serve immediately. Leftovers keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

For the Home

For the Home

Create a space for wellness

Making sure our home serves our physical and emotional needs is a large factor in supporting our wellness journey. Dedicating a special corner to create a relaxing nook for you to take some time to just be with your thoughts, read or meditate can have a big impact. Ensure that you make it look inviting by layering it up with enticing textures, add in some ambient lighting, some scent and somewhere to pop a cuppa, and voila - your special place - just for you. Even just 10 minutes a day will have ensure you're on the right track to introducing more moments of calm into your everyday.

Encourage wellness in your pad

Making sure our home serves our physical and emotional needs is a large factor in supporting our wellness journey. Dedicating a special corner to create a relaxing nook for you to take some time to be with your thoughts, read or meditate can have a big impact. Make it inviting by layering it up with enticing textures, add in some ambient lighting, some scent and somewhere to pop a cuppa, and voila - you have a special place - just for you. Even just 10 minutes a day will get you on the right track to introducing moments of calm into your everyday.

Check out Abi's top home picks in muted tones and natural materials.